Medieval Studies

Why medieval studies?

Why medieval studies?

Medieval studies opens your eyes to new possibilities for the past and the future. Watch our short video to learn more about our program.

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Medieval studies program director Hélène Cazes honoured by Victoria Leadership

Medieval studies program director Hélène Cazes honoured by Victoria Leadership

Program director Hélène Cazes (left, pictured with fellow award recipient Donna Greschner) was presented with a University of Victoria Community Leadership Award in recognition of her work surrounding legacy and community, her contributions to research groups, and her work with the library to build free programs, exhibitions and open-access publications. Photo by Melanie Seal-Jones, Orange Frog Studios Inc.

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Medieval Studies Course Union

Medieval Studies Course Union

The Medieval Studies Course Union is one of the most active and engaged course unions on campus, providing opportunities for extra-curricular research and social activities, as well as a student-led annual Undergraduate Conference.

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Opportunities for research

Opportunities for research

Take your knowledge outside the classroom with medieval studies! Opportunities such as the JCURA research scholarship are available for those with an interest in further research and scholarship.

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Annual Medieval Workshop

Annual Medieval Workshop

The annual Medieval Workshop, held in conjunction with the department of continuing studies, unites medieval scholars and enthusiasts from across the globe to focus on a specific aspect of the medieval experience.

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New old worlds

UVic’s Medieval Studies Program introduces you to other times and places, to societies and arts which look strangely familiar, though radically different. Meet the stories, civilizations, and ideas that made our cultures.

The program of Medieval Studies proposes explorations of diverse and bygone worlds that still feed our dreams and works of art with romance, courage, adventure, journeys, and marvels.

Hélène Cazes
Program Director

Ancient themes, modern media

Screenshot from The Princess Bride

Medieval Movies, offered as MEDI 210 in Spring 2015, offers a new perspective on the Middle Ages as seen through 20th century cinema. Explore this and our other course options.

Scholars and medieval enthusiasts unite

medieval textiles

The Medieval Studies Workshop, held in conjunction with the Department of Continuing Studies, has been held annually at the university for over 20 years.